Quantum Theory XBOX 360 was released on September 27, 2010, nearly fifteen months later than first anticpated. It is a two- player game, and online-enabled for eight players. Quantum Theory is also available on a PS3 platform. This is Tecmo’s first attempt at a third-person shooter genre; my personal opinion is that they have done an incredible job..
Facing annihilation from a deadly black material named Erosion, the last survivors of the human race form a community called Cocoon. The gamer plays Sid, who goes on a mission to destroy Erosion’s source, the Living Tower. Sid teams up with a young woman named Fillena as the adventure takes various directions across a shape-shifting battlefield. The mission: destroy the tower. Quantum Theory brings into play real-time obstacles, used to complicate or destroy any challenge made by Sid, Fillena, or any other human. .
Most of the quest is done in places around the Living Tower, which is morphing into a stinky cesspool. Nearby is a fountain, which taints everything it touches.
In typical third-person shooter mode, the gamer advances towards the tower by moving from cover to cover, attacking and killing as many as the enemy as possible on the way. Fillena is a great weapon, and the gamer, as Sid, has an option to throw her at the enemy, if needed. One throw can stun a small group. The other throw can knock down the enemy with a direct attack. Another option is a melee attack: single one foe or stun a circle of marauding beasts.
Competitive play methods allow death match, team death match, and a guardian mode. Guardian mode has one member as the leader. The rest of the team must protect him or her at all costs. There is a lot of blood, gore, violence, strong language, and tough decisions, so it is a good idea to honor the rating of M on Quantum Theory, especially for pre-teens.
Other than that, Quantum Theory seems to be a traditional shooter game. That is a good thing, as they are so popular. Moves look real instead of strained; graphics and color are incredible, and war is actually fought to win, keeping you on your toes as you decide on the strategy needed to succeed in your quest to destroy the Life Tower.
This game is available for online purchase through Walmart.com for $59.96 plus 97 cents shipping, or through Gamefly.com at $47.99 (shipping charges not listed). Gamefly also rents Quantum Theory on a monthly basis.
Some of the comments I encountered suggested renting the game for 30 days, determining moves, and waiting until 2013 to purchase the next edition of Quantum Theory.
You are in luck, though, because when you watch this trailer, you will easily determine whether or not you want to purchase this first version of Quantum Theory. Here is a hint: have your money ready.
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